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Visit the Office of Graduate Education for info on our many doctoral programs and the graduate education application process at the School of Medicine.


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Career development in the biomedical sciences involves defining career goals and building professional skills in addition to research. Trainees can expect career development from their advisors, committees, colleagues, professional societies and from seminar and workshops provided by the Office of Graduate Education.

The Professional Skills Program, supported by the Office of Graduate Education, addresses career development. Sessions of the Professional Skills Program have included grant writing skills, issues concerning foreign scientists in labs, intellectual property, writing a development plan, exit strategies for leaving the postdoc, and research in small colleges. A list of current and previous sessions and presenters is available.

The Biomedical Graduate Student Organization (BGSO) organizes career development workshops that focus on different career tracks, selection of postodoctoral positions, CVs, preparation of fellowship applications and networking.

Trainees benefit by using Individual Development Plans in goal setting. CWRU has adopted the use of an Individual Development Plan (IDP) as a way to ensure these conversations take place at least annually. The IDP is prepared by the trainee, highlighting research goals, presentations and skills training and then discussed together periodically. We strongly suggest that trainees complete this process within three-six months of appointment and re-visit the IDP at least annually. Please see http://postdoc.case.edu for more information and instructions.


Career Basics for Biomedical Researchers